These learning strategies can be facilitated through digital storytelling activities. They are attracting a great deal of attention from teachers nowadays. To support their views, Sadik (2008) indicated that educators at all levels can use digital storytelling to support students’ learning by encouraging them to organize and express their ideas in an individual and meaningful way. Also,Clarke and Adam (2011),Psomos and Kordaki (2012), Skinner and Hagood (2008) confirm that digital storytelling helps students work in groups and strengthen the bonds between students in class, and at the same time between students and their teacher, students acquire several technological skills through storytelling, creating digital stories helps the integration of students with learning difficulties through taking with this opportunity an active role, and the ability to narrate . Müller ,et al.
Way back then education was exposed through libraries, exposures and educational trips but now people are in the so-called “Digital Age” – a different learning strategy and different learning style. Technology has created different way of learning that such process becomes a tool to prepare students to be empowered and the ability for them to use technology as a means to achieve their own dreams, goals, and aspirations. Developing a variety of “hands-on” experiences in the online learning environment may help more learners learn more, enjoy learning and remain committed to engaging in the chosen course content and completing their degrees. Giving these online digital tools for the students give a lot of chance that the students can practice how to be digitally literate. By their experience in the online learning environment, they may enjoy learning more and realize the great help of using online
Since technology requires to be updated day by day, teachers should be aware of the constant technological changes. For this reason, this research project will be useful for teachers in order to realize how technology can enhance teaching EFL. Furthermore, students will be more attracted with technology when they use it in class for learning English. Therefore, the EFL class will be more effective since educators make use of technology in an EFL
For example, presentation software like PowerPoint that enable to embed photographs, diagrams, videos and sound file to augment text and verbal lecture content. Creating a web page for the class whereby teacher post the announcement and teacher’s notes, a place where teachers and students could have virtual discussion and even links to the electronic digital resources for additional knowledge (University of Washington, 2016). Teachers also can give the group task of replacing individual task that encourage better communication among the
Mind mapping software offers both students and teachers a number of benefits relating to presenting and understanding information. As noted by the BBC, mind maps are “highly effective visual aids that enable students to group together different ideas and enable teachers to present ideas visually and assess their students’ conceptual development and understanding.” In addition to seeing information in a way that helps students remember more of what they are being taught, they are also able to increase their critical thinking and memory skills. Long after their days of cramming for finals are over, the skills they sharpen by using mind maps will translate to their professional lives. For students that rely on visual learning methods in order to complete projects and study for exams, mind maps make it easier to communicate thought processes so their teachers and classmates can better understand their
Teachers can use different apps or trusted online resources to enhance the traditional ways of teaching and to keep students more engaged (Koedinger, 1997). The making of lesson plans, grading software and online assessments can help teachers save a lot time. This valuable time can be used for working with students who are facing difficulties in class. Integration of ICT in the school curriculum is also keeping teaching up to par. Example: Professional development for teachers in updating subject content for efficient delivery of lessons improving performance
And since this research has been talking about technology, yes, these simulations used in science classes can now be accessible through the use of media. Because of the excellent development of hypertext mark-up languages specifically JAVA and more programming languages, virtual reality is now presented to students without having to reproduce models that are made up of different resources. Everything, even models needed in teaching, is just one click away. All that the teachers have to do is to simply download the readymade interactive simulations to their computers and present it in the class and boom; they are all set for an interactive learning
Electronic textbooks or web-based content can be updated in real-time. Classrooms can connect with other classrooms around the world to broaden their learning. Supports Collaboration Skills: Students can practice collaboration skills by working in teams on projects using shared documents or conferencing technologies. This allows collaboration to happen outside of the classroom or between classrooms in different locations. Benefits for Teachers Improves Instructional Delivery: Teachers can design student-centered lessons by allowing students to take an active part in the lesson.
The integration meets the needs of all students instead of one primary style. This tool is abundantly important for today’s modern classroom and for the teacher to seek activities that use the whiteboard to its greatest source usefulness and capabilities. Therefore, the literature review intends to review the connection between technology diffusion in the classroom, the teacher’s openness becoming the student’s level of openness but also how this defines the design and intent of specific activities used in bilingual learning strategies. Literature serves to review how these technological advances are defined but also how CLIL uses the IWB to connect content within a context that meets the needs of the students as they also create a connection with his or her learning environment.
The role of teachers are significant to guide students to use the technology assets effectively and appropriately. Being aware of 21st century skills needed for students, teachers are expected to keep up with the ongoing updates in English Language Teaching (ELT) in terms of the technological developments and to encourage and to motivate students to take the role of self-learning. The more students can be engaged to the classroom instructions via technology, the better they will improve their language learning process. The role students stand for in the classroom keep going beyond the classroom. Students will be an active user of English from a limited environment to the worldwide.